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CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Florida’s Unemployment Rate


For Immediate Release: Friday, July 17, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Florida’s Unemployment Rate
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – Today, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued a statement on the news that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 13.7% in May to 10.4% in June.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Today’s news that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped by over three percentage points is the kind of good news we need to hear as our state and nation continue dealing with this global pandemic. No doubt, the success of our state is tied to a good economy. Florida business owners and workers are how we fund our schools, our hospitals and provide for any other number of critical government services. It’s also how families put food on the table. Each and every day I’ll keep rooting for Florida businesses who are working their tails off to succeed and hopefully get back to normal.”
About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).